Frustrating, but couldn’t agree more.
I think we learnt last year that Smack and Brown are both better than a Joe with a sore groin.
We can afford to nurse him back to full fitness, I especially don’t want to see him ever do the 3 games in 11 days or whatever it was early in the year. If he has a twinge he gets a week off, would even consider a game every 2 weeks when he starts back.
Does he play VFL? This would be good for regulating his workload, and we do have cover.
Hopefully he embraces whatever is going to be best for his recovery and the sides performance, the two go hand in hand.